Ever thought of taking a selfie with a coconut? Instead of eating this fruit Photographer Kotama Bouabane of Toronto, Canada turned it into a camera. I hear you say how. Let’s find out by watching this video!
To create his coconut camera, Bouabane drained a coconut, cut it in half, removed all the meat, cleaned it, dried it, and punched a hole in one of the halves for the lens. To shoot with the camera, he places a piece of light-sensitive paper in between the two halves, and then uses a piece of tape over the whole as a shutter mechanism. The paper is then developed in the darkroom, which reveals a blurry, black-and-white representation of what Bouabane was photographing.
Kotama is the first to admit there’s a level of comedy to his work with coconuts:
I think there’s a lot of humor in the work that I do, as well. And I think taking a selfie stick and mounting a coconut onto the end of it and taking it to tourist destinations is an absurd gesture. But I also think it comments on how we’re obsessed with place and how we use objects and how we photograph in this day and age.
Well, that’s what this guy did with a coconut! What edible item will you now use as a camera?
You can find more of his work over on his website.